“Pittsburgh, Not Paris”


When Donald Trump announced this past Thursday that the US would be pulling out of the Paris climate accord, he claimed that he was fulfilling his “solemn duty to protect America and its citizens.”

What? Pulling out of the Paris climate agreement is not exactly protecting American citizens. Quite the opposite, in fact. Hmm, I can’t seem to recall where, in the oath of office he took on Inauguration Day, he pledged to put humanity in jeopardy by destroying our planet’s environment.

And then during his speech about the accord pullout, sort of incongruously, he claimed, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

Let’s examine that claim. First, the mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, not Donald Trump, was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh. Second, the citizens of Pittsburgh voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. She received about 80% of the votes in that city. Oh snap, Donald!

So just as a reminder, Mr. Trump, you received only around 46% of the popular vote — three million fewer votes, in fact, than Hillary. You do not represent the interests of the majority of American citizens. And your actions since having been inaugurated clearly demonstrate that the interests you are protecting are those belonging only to you, your family, and a small group of billionaires and special interest groups.

Oh, yes, I almost forgot about how you’re “protecting” those gullible voters who bought all that bullshit you slung at them during the campaign … and since. Wait until they wake up and see what you’ve really done to — rather than for — them.

Shame on you, Mr. Trump.